Glenn McGrath replaced Dennis Lillee as MRF Pace Foundation coach © Getty Images
Glenn McGrath replaced Dennis Lillee as MRF Pace Foundation coach © Getty Images

Glenn McGrath feels that 20-year-old  Nathu Singh from Jaipur, Rajasthan has the potential to become a great fast bowler while Jeff Thomson thinks that 24-year-old Mumbai bowler Shardul Thakur has it in him to become the future Kapil Dev, Javagal Srinath or Zaheer Khan. Both are right-arm medium-fast bowlers. Earlier, these two former Australian pace bowlers— Glenn McGrath and Jeff Thomson were recruited by MRF Pace Foundation and Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) to train young fast bowlers in India. Glenn McGrath took over from Dennis Lillee as the chief coach at MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He will now train budding fast bowlers from India. McGrath is arguably the greatest fast bowler in history of cricket when it comes to line and length and hence it was thought by MRF Pace Foundation’s working committee that he would be the ideal choice to replace Lillee. India vs South Africa 2015: Selection for 2-day warm-up match unbelievable, says Nathu Singh

Similarly, Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) took the services of Jeff Thomson. Thomson will head the IDBI Bowling Foundation at MCA. Thomson is regarded as one of the quickest bowlers of all time and arguably the quickest of his era. India has not had much success in producing quality fast bowlers since it started playing the game. It will be interesting to see the amount of difference Glenn McGrath and Jeff Thomson will be able to bring in the Indian fast bowling scene. Indian fans will be hoping that with the coming of these two legendary fast bowlers in the two premier cricket academies in India will help bring some improvement in pace bowling in India if not a significant improvement or revolution. Glenn McGrath: Denniss Lillee is the best fast bowling coach in the world